November 16, 2007
ENTERTAINMENT AND SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS CALLS ON THE GHOSTBUSTERS™ TO
SAVE THE WORLD AGAIN
Ghostbusters™ The Video Game to Bring Back Original Film Cast to Deliver
Next Chapter to Blockbuster Films
Sierra Entertainment and Sony Pictures Consumer Products jointly announced today
development of Ghostbusters™ The Video Game, based on the classic films
that have transcended and entertained generations of audiences. To deliver a
special gaming experience to the tremendous Ghostbusters’ fan base around the
world, the game will feature the original film cast from Columbia Pictures’
classic Ghostbusters films, Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd, Harold Ramis, and Ernie
Hudson, back again for the first time in more than 20 years. Supporting the
ghost busting crew are the talents of Annie Potts, Brian Doyle Murray and
William Atherton. Equipped with a variety of unique weapons and gadgets,
players will hunt, fight and capture a wide range of supernatural villains in a
funny and frightening battle to save New York City from its latest paranormal
Ghostbusters The Video Game, is expected to ship Fall 2008.
"Sierra Entertainment is extremely excited to not only deliver fans, old and
new, this next chapter in the Ghostbusters universe, but to allow them inside
the universe for the first time," said Martin Tremblay, president, Worldwide
Studios for Sierra Entertainment. "Our collaboration includes working closely
alongside the team at Sony Pictures Consumer Products, Terminal Reality and Red
Fly Studios. Together we will create the ultimate Ghostbusters experience, full
of the characters, ghosts and other paranormal creatures so many have come to
adore over the years."
is one of Sony Picture’s most beloved film franchises,”
said Mark Caplan, vice president, Licensing for Sony Pictures Consumer Products.
setting out to develop this property, our criterion was to find a game company
who was interested in keeping true and faithful to the Ghostbusters universe
that talent and filmmakers had originally created.
at Sierra Entertainment took the time to prove to us they had what it takes.
the moment we green-lit the game, we have certainly seen a lot of passion and
commitment coming from Sierra Entertainment and both development teams. We
believe fans are going to be impressed with the game’s ability to deliver a very
authentic Ghostbusters experience, as well as its capacity to expand the
Ghostbusters universe that they currently know.”
Like the films before it, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis will return to script
and event-driven storyline for the video game that will lead the player through
the trials and tribulations of the world’s leading paranormal ghost busting
team. Ghostbusters The Video Game will create a totally unique
experience and gameplay environment that authentically recreates the time period
of the film, expanding the lore and supernatural events that seemingly plague
New York City.
About the Game
When Manhattan is once again overrun by ghosts and other supernatural creatures,
players will take on the role of a new recruit joining the famous Ghostbusters
team. Developed by acclaimed studio Terminal Reality, Ghostbusters The Video
Game will make its debut on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment
system from Microsoft, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Windows
PC and Red Fly Studios will develop the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment
system, Wii™ and Nintendo DS™ versions of this seminal entertainment brand.
About the Film
Ghostbusters, released in 1984, is one of Columbia Pictures’ highest grossing
films, spawning a hit sequel in 1989 and three successful animated television
shows. Ghostbusters and its sequel grossed over $580 million worldwide.
Ghostbusters merchandise has exceeded $1 billion in retail sales. The original
film, written by Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis, produced and directed by Ivan
Reitman, starred Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis as ghost hunters for
hire, cleaning up Manhattan’s buildings of slime-spewing spooks.